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    May 16, 2013
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cars, they want to hear from you. it's been a tragic and violent week in san jose, not just difficult for the community but also for the people who protect the community. the little girl hit and killed bysma an suv, yesterday's grue discovery at a south bay san jose hotel followed by a stabbing at alum rock. nbc bay area damian trujillo has the impact of these crimes. it's been a long time since we've seen a deadly period in the south bay. >> reporter: almost a year. you might really that violent crime spree for a couple of weeks at the beginning of last summer. here in san jose, the memorial keeps growing at this unincorporated part of town. the sheriff investigators are handling this case but there were also 20 san jose police officers helping out. san jose police have dealt with
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grisly scene after grisly scene. a little girl was also run over by a car. >> the mental stress is very intense. you know, as a police officer, we're used to dealing with these types of things but we're dealing with them at such an increased rate, so much more violence, so many attacks on our officers that, you know, it's going to take its toll. >> reporter: officer james gonzales is on the police union board and worries about the mental health of some of his colleagues. >> i started to help police officers with issues like posttraumatic stress disorder. >> dr. greg is a former san jose cop turned psychologist. he worries some officers might hold in their emotions for fear of not moving up the ranks. >> officers have concern that if they allow that to be known, if they are having stress spe rela to ptsd, it may prevent them from getting promotions. >> reporter: one officer told me
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off camera that he thinks some of his colleagues have ptsd but they won't talk about it. there's a program in place to help those officers, officers who are facing tragedy after tragedy. >> there's really nothing that can prepare you for that. >> reporter: tonight at 6:00, why the police union says every police resignation is one more vote of no confidence against the leaders at city hall. here at the home in east san jose, family and friends keep gathering to pay their condolences. i'm damian trujillo. >> thanks, damian. some say the problems may get worse before it gets better. 41 officers have resigned or retired from the force. that's almost as many officers who just graduated from the police academy. the department now only has 913 officers. last year, the former police chief told city council members san jose needs at least 1250 officers to keep the city safe. he's known in the peninsula
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has a trusted youth pastor but investigators in florida say otherwise. he was arrested in a prostitution string. let's bring in jodi hernandez from san mateo this evening where some find the arrest hard to believe. jodi? >> reporter: samuel worked here for the past six years, investigators say he traveled to florida last week to attend a youth ministry conference. but now he's accused of trying to set up a sexual encounter with a teenage girl. >> it's a terrible thing. it's really terrible. >> reporter: that's the reaction of church leaders who share space with san mateo's new community mission church whose youth pastor, samuel of san leandro, was arrested last friday in florida, accused of trying to solicit sex with a 14-year-old girl. >> if we had not arrested anybody else in this entire operation, it would have been
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worth all the resources knowing that we got this youth minister arrested who thought he was coming to have sex with a child. >> reporter: he was among 92 people arrested during a four-day prostitution sting. investigators say most of the suspects thought they were going to a polk county hotel to have sex, instead they ended up behind bars. >> for some reason, people think once they get out from their home town, that they are invisible. that they are safe because they don't know anybody and nobody knows them. well, surprise. >> reporter: in san mateo, the pastor of his church didn't want to talk on camera but says he's surprised by the charges. he says he oversees a youth group of about 40 kids and describes him as a good guy. the pastor of western hills, the church located in the same building, doesn't know quite what to make of it.
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>> i know the senior pastor. we all know him and, you know, we are -- our prayers are with them and just -- it's a terrible situation. >> reporter: he posted bail and and was released from jail but will be back in florida to face charges including traveling to meet a minor and offering to commit lewd acts. jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. anxiety and fascination in santa cruz as bystanders watched the trapping of a wayward mountain lion. the lion was spotted by 4:00 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. he was seen jumping into an aqueduct. 15-foot walls kept him stuck. they first tried to move the male lion into an open space but that failed and, as you can see, they went with plan b. a member of the puma project fired two tranquilizers into the
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cat's hip. he will be tagged and returned to the wild so wildlife experts can keep track of him from now on. it's been a tumultuous week for the president. he's battling sefrveral controversies. the president addressed republican criticism of his handling of benghazi and said he's focused on avoiding future attacks with better acting rescue teams. he expressed confidence in attorney general eric holder for secretly getting reporter's phone numbers for security leaks and the irs scandal that targeted tea party groups, president obama said he had no idea it was happening. >> the minute i found out about it, my main focus is to make sure that we get the thing fixed. >> later on, president obama appointed danny to run the irs while the acting commissioner of
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the irs was forced out. a possible change in the military. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle assembled on capitol hill to renew a new bill that would prevent commanders from handling sex assault cases that involve their subordinates. also, any offense that could result in more than a year in prison would be funneled to independent military prosecutors. also, guilty verdicts could no longer be wiped out by military commanders. this bill comes after a growing number of sex assaults in the military. well, this seems like a great idea but will it be allowed? a bay area solution to revive the grounded blue angels. >> a tech startup has an ambitious way to salvage the fleet week show. scott budman says this is the modern way to raise money. >> janelle, because of the sequester, the blue angels are not flying for show anymore, including for san francisco's fleet week. but something called crowd funding is seeking to bring them
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back and venture capitalists are going to the crowd to raise money. they are trying to raise $650,000 from the public to bring the blue angels back to san francisco for fleet week. now, the typical crowd it project is much smaller. anything that brings potential investors together for a common cause. >> the energy, the communication, the dollars, kind of the natural instinct we have of wanting to be a part of something, it's starting to take off and you want to be a part of it because it's a community taking off. >> but will the blue angels take snauf we spoke to the navy today and they said no. the navy is not permitted to use private funding for activities like this. one note about crowd tilt, unless and until the final goal is reached, nobody is charged any money. for this particular project, it's raised $7,000. but according to the navy, will
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not be able to fully launch. back to you. >> thank you, scott. finally, a few raindrops. everything counts. how much did we pick up? let's ask jeff ranieri? >> not too much. we haven't had many rain days these past couple of months. take a look at the squauth of showers. overall bay totals, trace amounts to .02 of an inch. every drop counts. we're going to see the jet stream push off to the north in the next couple of days. increasing fire danger, lowering humidity and also temperatures warming up. we'll have details on how hot it will go and when the fire danger will be the hottest in the full forecast. still ahead at 5:00, what's behind the slide? a possible cause now for some northern california homes that are slipping away. also -- >> you can make a big change if off large community. and that's what crossfit has.
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the surviving boston suspect scribbled a boat. he described why he and dzhokhar tsarnaev retaliated. they are accused of planting two bombs that exploded near the marathon finish line on april 15th. the 19-year-old is in a federal pris in massachusetts. sunday's running of the race will be a bit difference from the 100th previous versions. in recent years, sobriety, proper registration and clothing
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were required. those rules are not new but this year they may be better enforced. organizers unveiled an updated safety plan based in part of what was learned from last month's boston marathon bombings. we will actually have our bomb techs on the scene to allow for rapid response to any package and we'll also have canines around and also 16 neighboring agencies have provided regional support. >> specifically, the agencies will have their k-9 units and bomb technicians on hand or on call. north texas is recovering from a wild night of deadly tornadoes. at least ten tornadoes touched down killing six people. seven people are still missing at this hour. the hardest hit area was in granbury, texas, southwest of ft. worth. some of the homes that were destroyed were built by habitat for humanity.
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walls, door, and roofs were ripped off dozens of homes, trees were uprooted and cars were turned upside down. wind speed was up to 200 miles per hour. it's one of the toughest, most intense and most popular fitness programs right now. we're talking about crossfit. >> starting a little over a decade ago, crossfit now bodes more than 6,000 gyms across the country with the idea of getting people in shape. this is one gym owner looking to do even more. let's bring in garvin thomas. >> raj, fair or not, people base their living on being in good physical shape. they think a little too much about themselves at the expense of others. crossfit expert and gym owner puts that notion on it is head and then does some handstand pushups with it. >> let's go. >> this video is just five years old but in the evergrowing world of crossfit, it's now considered
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something from the old days. it's of jason of san jose competing in the final challenge of the second annual crossfit games in 2008. it was a competition jason not only won, it was a competition that changed his life. >> that kind of indicated what i was going to do for a living. >> in the last five years, he's gone from crossfit champion to crossfit businessman, running six gims, including this one in san jose with ten more in the works. >> okay. on your backs, foot is flat. bridge up. >> now, if you're not familiar with crossfit, it can sometimes be as tough to watch and do. workouts are intense and fast-paced. exercises demand not just strong body but a strong will. ask jason or anyone else for that matter at his jim what
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makes crossfit different than other exercise regimes? and they will tell you it's not the exercise. >> good. breathe. >> you see, either in a gym or online, crossfit fans say it's encouragement from the group as a whole that makes her individual success. >> yeah, nice. done! done! >> the biggest difference between crossfit and a conventional j conventional gym model is the community. >> it's such a big deal to jason, it's not all that surprising that he eventually looked beyond the gym to do it. looked all the way to africa, in fact. earlier this year, jason led a group to kenya to oversee the building of two schools and a water system. all paid for with money raised by jason's gym. >> you can make a big change if you have a large community and that's what crossfit has. crossfit has a community and the community is a tight-knit community and that's one of the
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reasons we can do what dwoe. >> in other words, there is strength in numbers, particularly when those numbers have strength. >> as you can imagine, this was their first foret into philanthropy. they are inspired to do more. this time jason said he's going to do more local. he wants to identify local schools that need gym equipment, purchase equipment, install it, and help train people on how to use it. it's one of those things that you get a taste of what it's like to do some good and all you want to do is do some more. >> thank you so much, garvin. >> did you try it, by the way? >> i'm going to go for a run after this. >> i know. i feel so out of shape right now. i do try to go to the gym but enough here, i think i pulled my back the other day doing a little bench pressing. all right. anyway, let's look at the radar. mother nature doing a little bit of lifting for us, helping to at least alleviate some of the drying we've had.
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it wasn't a l but the storm system this morning produced a few showers across the bay area. it's kicked off towards the east and it's not a lot. trace amounts of .02 of an inch. that's nothing when it m comes to rainfall and you're right. picking up .02 and san jose at .01 ly it up onhe first, a look at the forecast. cloud cover continues to increase. we'll keep the clouds through 5:00 a.m. and then gradually what you'll notice for tomorrow is increased sunshine. live sky camera network, this shows an incredible view this afternoon. one of my favorite skycams is down here in san jose. you can see strata cloud cover, cumulus and you'll notice in fremont also some breaks of sunshine and it will be a bit heating up across the east bay into the upper 60s and low 70s.
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tonight, a cloudy day for us. the marine presence and up above in emeryville, the stratus cloud deck near the coastline is cruising right along. yes, expect that cloud cover and fog for tonight in san francisco. so here's a look at what is happening. the cold front that we had this morning, pushing off towards the east, that's going to make way for the stronger region of high pressure that will build off shore the next two to four days. temperatures 20 degrees warmer and potentially dry northerly winds as we head throughout sunday and monday of next week. it may prompt red flag warnings. for tomorrow, as we get off for the morning hours, cloudy skies, east bay, south bay, peninsula, and north bay. all of the counties highlighted here once again you'll start off cloudy. by the afternoon, interior valleys that we're highlighting in yellow, napa, solana, fog at the immediate coastline.
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you might need a light jacket in st. helena with 48. 52 in san jose. daytime highs on friday not going to go too much warmer. 71 in san jose, 69 in palo alto and 68 in santa cruz. upper 60s and low 70s throughout the east bay. 72 in walnut creek and low 70s in san francisco. on the three-day forecast, temperatures are going to warm up back into the 08s inland, 60s at the coastline and increased fire danger by sunday and monday. mainly on monday we'll likely have dry northerly and offshore winds that could prompt the red flag fire warnings. the showers, i got up at 8:00, went to the radar, it was like christmas for me. >> that was nice to see. >> yes. >> jeff was very excited. >> a lot of people are. thanks, jeff. >> you're welcome. still ahead at 5:00, what's in the water? another reason why you don't want to drink swimming pool
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geology experts say a water leak is the likely culprit behind a mysterious landslide that has swallowed up homes in lake county. soil in the slide area is saturated with water believed to be caused by undetected water leaks. new cracks are appearing every day, continuing to threaten homes in the lakeside heights subdivision. two homes have been crushed and two others are just barely hanging on. an emergency was declared after the earth suddenly opened up in march forcing the evacuations of seven of the 29 homes. in health matters, remember what your parents always told you? swimmers beware. more than half of public pools
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have fecal matter in the water. don't drink the water. the center for disease control and prevention says the majority of water tested positive for e. coli, a bacteria usually found in feces. bacteria also causes rashes and ear infections. researchers say chlorine doesn't kill germs instantly and it's important not to swallow the pool water. >> good reminder. well, a big price for a big piece of ice today at an auction in switzerland. the bidding for a pair-shaped 101 carat diamond hit a new record. it's being called the winston legacy. the sparkler was auctioned loose. it's not known if the buyers will mount it in a ring or a necklace. something that big should go in a tiara. >> great idea. we're back in a moment. one last chance for the warriors tonight. stay with us.
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okay, playoff fever in the bay area but not so good for the sharks. one of the most notable player, robby torres, was suspended by the nhl for a dirty hit in tuesday's game. the sharks are looking to win the l.a. kings. game two is tonight in los angeles. also, a big game for the warriors. it's due or die. if they lose tonight, their dream season is over. >> they will not lose. >> they will not lose. >> let's bring in henry wofford.
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are you in oakland or texas? >> reporter: let me see, it looks like oakland. take a look, i've talked to m so of the fan, rick, jimmy, stevie, bernadette, and this is a huge game. arguably, the biggest game in 20 years for the golden state warriors, game six against the spurs. the spurs lead 3 games to 2. as you mentioned, if they lose tonight, this thing is over. if they win tonight, they push to game seven in san antonio. by the way, the big question is whether the warriors' superstar point guard is healthy. the answer is no but he's going to play no matter what. he has two bad ankles. a brace on his left ankle and he says i am going to play. now, here's the bad news. in their last game, the warriors were absolutely horrible. even the guy said that they were
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ho horrible. this thing looked like it was over before it even started. here are the warriors, the team that's been through this before. they battled uphill all season long they are a young team lacking experience and tim duncan one of the best to play the forward spot, we're expecting a huge, huge battle tonight. what did you say? warriors taking game six? i think they know what they are talking about, raj and janelle, they say they are going to take game six which means we'll have game seven on sunday. what do you think about that? >> i think it's a great assessment. >> yes. those fans cheer so loud at oracle arena. >> reporter: the good thing is, raj has so much money, raj says he's going to buy you tickets for game seven. >> wow. >> reporter: way to go. >> i always knew that.
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thanks, henry. henry wofford used to be my friend. >> good night, everyone. see you at 6:00. on our broadcast tonight, out of nowhere. a dozen tornadoes tear through texas. entire neighborhoods wiped out. at least six people are dead. and tonight, they're still looking for the missing. crisis mode inside the obama white house. the president now on the offensive as a string of controversies threatens to dominate his second term. sudden impact. new crash test results are out. the results aren't good in one of the most popular vehicle categories on the road. and the amazing race. a life-changing discovery for two young women at the finish line. "nightly news" begins now. good evening. as night fell to the west of ft. worth, texas, last night, they say ey